Stetson Executive Network Profile
Walt Disney World
General Manager, Epcot Park Operations (Attractions & Custodial Operations)
Area of Expertise
Works in a dynamic operations, servicing thousands of guests and faced with continuous changes on an on-going basis.
Kartika Rodriguez is currently the General Manager for Park Operations, at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. She leads a very diverse group of cast base, inclusive of Vacation Planning, Guest Relations, Attractions, Custodial & Support services at Epcot.
In addition to having responsibilities for park flow, assisting with the management of the day to day Duty Manager program and maintaining strong relationships with key partners such as Parking, Busses and Security.
Kartika currently supports several Diversity & Inclusion board member for both the WDW’s Women’s Network and the Black/African American Professional Network), Partners Federal Credit Union Board member and a past-board director of the Community Coordinated Care for Children (4C) for Central Florida.
Kartika has almost 21 years with the company and has had a variety of roles. She started her Walt Disney World’s career in the Industrial Engineering department and had a variety roles including Measurement Manager for the Disney Reservation Center (Orlando & Tampa), WDW’s Integrated Facilities Manager, Magic Kingdom’s Operations Manager, General Manager of Epcot’s Park Arrival Experience which included Food & Beverage, Merchandise, Guest Relations, Outdoor Vending, Merchandise’s Heart of the House; in addition to several opening team experiences with the DOCC, Efficiency Team and assisting with the opening of New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom.
Prior to Walt Disney World, Kartika spent several years working at Procter & Gamble as a Process Improvement Engineer and Department Manager for Paper Products in Pennsylvania and spent several years at the Orlando, Frito Lay Manufacturing Plant as a Packaging and Department Manager for their salty snacks division (Doritos, Tostitos, Fritos, Lays).
She received both her Bachelors of Science in Industrial Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology and a Master’s of Science in Manufacturing Engineering with a minor in Engineering Management.
Kartika was born in New Jersey and when she is not working, enjoys spending quality time with her husband and son; whether it be movie watching, sports activities and travelling.